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The Winged Vivtory of Samothrace is one of the Louvre's best-known works
24/07/2014 - France

Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Versailles Palace may open seven days a week

Paris’s Louvre and d’Orsay museums and the Versailles Palace could soon open every day of the week as visitor numbers grow and state subsidies fall, sources at the French culture ...

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war
23/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war

Summer is festival season in France and Europe and artists are travelling to attend and participate in performances.

Robyn Orlin : At the Same Time we Were Pointing.
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Robyn Orlin's thoroughly modern spectacle intrigues at Avignon

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin directs the Senegalese JANT-BI troupe in the heftily-titled At the Same Time We Were Pointing a Finger at You, We Realised We Were ...

Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

Falstafe, a production by Lazare Herson-Macarel, from a work by Valère Novarina, based on Shakespeare's Henri IV
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Avignon's youngest troupe pulls it off in childlike Falstafe

A key priority of the new management at the Avignon Festival under stage director Olivier Py, is encouraging and showcasing young people’s talents.

Performing artists protesting in Paris, 2 June 2014.
16/06/2014 - France

Performing artists around France protest against reforms of the unemployment system

Stage and screen actors as well as theatre and film technicians are protesting around France on Monday against planned reforms to their special unemployment scheme.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) on a visit to New York Saturday
31/05/2014 - France

Roof gardens, art library, fablabs, rough trade - Paris council puts plans online

Parisians will have gardens on their roofs, borrow artworks for their homes and enjoy a rich nightlife without being too noisy about it during new Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s term in office. Going with the transparency trend, the Socialist city council has published its plans for the French capital online

Tintin and Captain Haddock in the 2011 film The Adventurs of Tintin
24/05/2014 - France - Belgium

Tintin pages fetch record 2.65 million euros at auction

A two-page spread of cartoons by Tintin creator Hergé was sold for a record 2,650,000 euros in Paris on Saturday in an auction that raised 500 million euros on its first day.

La Reconnaissance du Mont-de-Piété from a seriis on Parisian conmen by Honoré Daumier (really)
23/05/2014 - France

French pensioner charged in 200,000-euro flea-market art scam

A 69-year-old Frenchman has been charged with fraud and forgery after allegedly selling thousands of fake artworks on the internet.

The Musée Picasso in Paris before the renovation
13/05/2014 - France - Spain

French culture minister sacks Picasso museum director

The French culture minister on Tuesday fired the director of its national Pablo Picasso museum, which has been closed for renovations for five years.